Checking into a cheap hotel by Heathrow Terminal 4 is a great way to get an international getaway off to the right start, but there’s so much more that the destination has to offer. Fancy catching a spot of culture before you catch your flight? Call into the T5 Gallery at Terminal 5, where you can calmly contemplate works by upcoming talents, among the usual hustle and bustle of airport life.
Everybody loves a bit of duty-free shopping and at World of Whiskies and World Duty Free in the terminal you can find plenty of exceptional drinks, designer perfumes and other tempting things, that’ll make great gifts, or treats for yourself. With the money you’ve saved on your cheap Heathrow Terminal 4 hotel, you could even pick up a little stylish something from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith or Swarovski.
Alongside the international flights, you’ll find plenty of international cuisine at Terminal 4. Among comforting favourites like Costa and Café Rouge, you can also enjoy authentic Lebanese flavours at Comptoir Libanais, or treat yourself to a touch of class at the Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar, whose salmon is particularly recommended. If you’re looking for some home comfort, order fish and chips at the Dining Street Restaurant, or have a drink at the traditional Windsor Castle pub, which has great ales on tap and a delicious food menu to choose from.
With the airport sitting just off the M4, getting out among the countryside from your Heathrow Terminal 4 hotel is incredibly easy. Just a short drive, or bus ride, away is the wonderful Windsor Castle, one of the country’s most magnificent royal residences, and the oldest still-inhabited castle in the world, where you can see magnificent art and the world’s largest dollhouse. If you’re looking for a something a bit more pulse-pumping, the thrilling rides and miniature landmarks of Legoland are also nearby, or consider a trip into central London from the nearby tube station or on the Heathrow Express train, which will take you right to Paddington and the West End.